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Help - shipping a front seat by bus???

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ZZ-IRON, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. ZZ-IRON
    Joined: Feb 28, 2007
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    ZZ-IRON
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    from Minnesota

    Update - going to Chicago to visit
    head to Kentucky pick up the seat


    Anybody ever ship a front seat by bus freight?

    I have a 1950 Pontiac 2 door front seat

    49 to 50 Olds Chevy Pontiac guys you know what a front seat weighs

    100 lbs is the max weight on a bus per piece


    my plan is take the seat backs off tie them to the main seat body

    Thanks for any help on the seats weight & bus shipping info

    i have a want ad on Hamb for a hauler
    coming my way or hook up with them
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2013
  2. cjrolke
    Joined: Oct 8, 2008
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    May not help much but my brother haf some tractor parts shipped by greyhound
    From washington state to cincinnati
    He had to pickup at the terminal

    Dont know the cost but it was pretty resonable


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  3. Go Greyhound

    But you might wanna make that (2) shipments

    Stuff can come loose



    Jim
     
  4. Fenders
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 3,922

    Fenders
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    Enter bus wearing maintenance uniform.
    Remove one bus seat.
    Replace with pontiac seat.
    Ship uniform to seat buyer.
    He enters bus, removes pontiac seat.
    And runs like hell.
     

  5. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
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    manyolcars

    You cant beat Fastenal prices.
    You will have to deliver and pickup at their store
     
  6. TULSA
    Joined: Sep 27, 2008
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    TULSA
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    from Tulsa

    Wha???? They ship?
     
  7. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
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    manyolcars

    yes and you cant beat their prices. You must deliver your package to their store and the guy on the other end must pick it up at their store.
    It cost us $100 for an item that everyone else wanted $300 and it was so heavy that UPS and Fedex wouldnt touch it
     
  8. camcb
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    Fastenal ships??
    A friend of mine had a 40 Ford hood shipped from Cal. to Ala. Greyhound no problem at good price.
     
  9. Beau
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
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    Try bicycle boxes. They have handles. They are about 8-9" wide, around 30-36" tall, and about 48-60" long. I shipped two Model A doors in one of the larger bike boxes.

    Remember, every inch counts with USPS and FED EX. One inch over and they bill you for 90 pounds no matter what it weighs.

    I put a post on FB looking for someone to help you haul in closer to us. Hope this helps.
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2013
  10. TULSA
    Joined: Sep 27, 2008
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    TULSA
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    from Tulsa

    no way a Pontiac front seat, even if split up would fit in a bike box.
     
  11. Beau
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    OK, get a treadmill box.
     
  12. millersgarage
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    I shipped a seat greyhound. I took the back off and shipped it as two packages. They lost the back somewhere.
    How do you misplace half a bench seat!? But they did.
     
  13. Ebert
    Joined: Feb 13, 2006
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    Man, I tried to ship a 40 Ford Truck fender once on Greyhound...got lost for 6 weeks!!! NEVER again!
     
  14. my great aunt got on a bus to visit us, went to pick her up and all we found was a half a bench seat.:eek::D
     
  15. ZZ-IRON
    Joined: Feb 28, 2007
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    ZZ-IRON
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    from Minnesota

    Thanks for all the good tips :)
     
  16. roughneck424
    Joined: Jan 10, 2009
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  17. Greyhound up here cubes everything now. A 43 pound trunk lid used to cost about a dollar a pound. Now runs about $80 because they measure everything like fedex or ups.
     
  18. ZZ-IRON
    Joined: Feb 28, 2007
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    ZZ-IRON
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    from Minnesota

    solved the shipping problem

    I'll be going to Chicago Wednesday and visit family
    the seat is 6 hours from there in Kentucky
    so Thursday morning i'll take a little ride and pick it up

    Thanks for all the good information :)


    update mission accomplished plus more 50 Olds parts :)

    I picked up the seat in Kentucky
    [​IMG]


    my garage in Minnesota
    [​IMG]

    the roundtrip was 1,604 mile
    visited family in Chicago

    50 Olds 88 Hood & other 50 Olds parts on the seat from the Wisconsin stop
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2013

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